Inspiring audiences, students, and musicians alike, flutist Jennifer Slaughter is one of today’s up and coming musical artists. Her sincere, engaging approach to performing and teaching has received much praise over the years.
Jennifer has performed with many ensembles, and she is currently Third Flute with the Spokane Symphony. She was previously Principal Flute of the Boise State University Symphonic Winds and Symphony Orchestra as well as the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at the University of Denver. She was also a substitute flute and piccolo player in the Meridian Symphony Orchestra in Meridian, Idaho. In the fall of 2011, she studied abroad for a semester in Vienna, Austria, where she took lessons in flute and Alexander Technique. Along with Alexander Technique, Jennifer has experience with the practice of iRest, and both continue to have a major influence on her performing and pedagogical ideas regarding whole body awareness.
Additionally, Jennifer has given several solo recitals and participated in many masterclasses. She was chosen as a winner in the Boise State University Concerto Competition, which allowed her to perform the final movement of the Ibert Flute Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra. She has also played in masterclasses for renowned flutists such as William Bennett, Mimi Stillman, Amy Porter, Angeleita Floyd, Jill Felber, Claudia Anderson, Marianne Gedigian, and Alison Brown-Sincoff.
Jennifer recently received her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Boise State University under Dr. Nicole Molumby, Associate Professor of Flute. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in Denver, Colorado under Pamela Endsley, retired Professor of Flute and former Principal Flute of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Other instructors have included Jeffrey Barker, Barbara Gisler-Haase, and Sandra Moore Wacha.